So the brownies happened. I feel ambivalent about them. Probably because they are low-fat. Also possibly because I put a little too much salt on them. But I am thinking they might be salvageable if I drop a dollop of peanut butter on top of them. I will test this theory out and let you know and then decide if the brownies are worth telling you about. The best thing about them, thus far anyway, is that boyfriend totally ate one yesterday while I was at work. I told him they were low-fat, but what I apparently neglected to tell him was that they were salty. Teehee. Boyfriend does NOT appreciate snacks that incorporate the salty-sweet dichotomy, like chocolate covered pretzels. To me those are perfect and encompass everything I want in a snack food; satisfying all cravings in one shot. So when I got home this is the exchange that happened:
Me: "Oh, so did you go and have dinner without me already tonight, or do you want me to cook?"
Boyfriend: "No, I just had one of those brownies you made the other day..." (frowns slightly)
Me: "Well, I told you they were low-fat, right?"
Boyfriend: "Yeeeeah..." (continues frowning)
Me: "Oh! Did I tell you I made them salty?"
Boyfriend: "Nooooo....no wonder I thought they were gross"
Me: "And you ate it? Bwhahahahahaha!"
Needless to say I have to make up for 'tricking' him into eating salted low-fat brownies with some cookie pie. This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Now I, like most people, detest making pie crust, so I cheat and use store bought. Why not? It's perfectly good. Unlike most people though, I can, if called up, make pie crust. Because I conquered that beast years ago, I have given myself permission to cheat. Plus store bought pie crust is fine and not totally disgusting, like buying frosting in a can at the store vs. making your own.
Also, I made a little mini apple crisp I wanted to share with you. It was so mini that I pretty much ate the whole thing after my weekly long walk last week (I take several short hour long walks, and one almost three hour walk - at least that is the weekly goal these days). It all started because I was asking boyfriend about fruit desserts (which are usually my fav) and he told me he had never had apple pie or crisp or anything. I told him that was un-American. More so, it is un-New England. At least to the girl that grew up living within 15 minutes of 5 different apple orchards in the heart of Johnny Appleseed Country. So seeing as how I avoid pie crust like the devil I was convinced I was going to get him to eat an apple crisp. Except he won't eat anything with oats. So then I was convinced I could make apple crisp sans oats. It took a while and some serious thought. But I settled on graham crackers. And judging by the fact that I opted not to entice him to try any of it, and instead gorge myself and not share you could say it was pretty successful.
Mini Apple Crisp For Two (or one if you are me)
2 Apples (I used Granny Smith) peeled and thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons of water
4 grahams (from the Fresh Stacks packs) crushed
3 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 TBS cold butter
Place apples in greased 1/2 quart baking dish. Place water over apples. In a separate bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon and cut in butter. Sprinkle over apples. Bake roughly 30 minutes @ 350. I think I let mine go another 5 minutes.